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Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, we depend on your support to make a difference in communities across the country.

Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” We use this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. This March, we encourage you to uncover your inner hero. Choose one or more of the options below. Be a hero today!

This March We Encourage You to Uncover Your Inner Hero

Choose one or more of the options below. Be a hero today!

About Red Cross Month

I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - first Presidential Proclamation of March as
Red Cross Month, 1943
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Red Cross Month
Presidential Proclamation

Since WWII, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month.

Read the 2017 Presidential Proclamation

Did You Know?

The American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency. It depends on volunteers and the generosity of people like you to perform our mission.

More About Our Mission

Did You Know?

An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve.

Where Your Money Goes

Did You Know?

The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries.

Learn More About the Global Red Cross Network

Our Red Cross Month Corporate Supporter

At Wawa, we are very proud of the partnership we have with the American Red Cross. Our commitment to supporting the critical work of the Red Cross has spanned more than 20 years and has included blood drives, in-store fundraising, financial grants, events and in-kind donations. From raising and providing funds for disaster relief to staffing blood drives with Wawa volunteers, the Wawa family works to make this meaningful collaboration stronger each year. Now in 2018, through The Wawa Foundation, we’re thrilled that our support has the potential to have greater reach and impact. In addition to Wawa’s annual blood drives, Wawa will support Sound the Alarm events taking place in several areas throughout our six-state market. And, from February 26 through April 13, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation will be dedicating a portion of in-store charity collections to the Red Cross, during which time the Red Cross will be featured on Wawa coffee clutches. At Wawa, we play many important roles in our communities, and our partnership with the Red Cross is one of the critical ways in which we connect at a deeper level with our customers and with the communities that we serve.